case bay


Definition of case bay

: a bay or division of a roof or floor, except a tail bay, comprising two principals with the joists or purlins between them

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of case bay

1733, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for case bay

case entry 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about case bay

Time Traveler for case bay

Time Traveler

The first known use of case bay was in 1733

See more words from the same year

Statistics for case bay

Cite this Entry

“Case bay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

Comments on case bay

What made you want to look up case bay? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!